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11-23-16 Ruthless Thanksgiving dinner over presidential election

December 21, 2016

Ruthless Thanksgiving this year with politics as side dish

Thanksgiving will be under more pressure this year in dining rooms across America if Facebook is any indicator of how Americans feel. The politics of the recent presidential election campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will have an impact, according to recent polls. Here’s my look at the annual food festival, American heritage commemoration and expected conflicts from my seat at the head of the table

Published in the Des Plaines Valley News, Southwest News-Herald, The Regional News, the Reporter Newspapers, Illinois News Network, Thursday Nov. 24, 2016.

By Ray Hanania


It doesn’t look like we can save Thanksgiving from the fall-out of the presidential election.

A recent survey of more than 1,000 Americans conducted by Meyocks Benkstein Associates in Iowa said more than half of the respondents said they expect the presidential elections and politics to be a concern this Thanksgiving.

It’s all about Donald Trump defeating Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential elections. More than in any other election, the post-election animosity has reached record levels. (Clinton supporters were so convinced she would win, they just can’t get over it.)

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